One of the first-floor guest rooms at Monticello was dubbed the "Madison Room," after President James Madison and his wife Dolley, two regular visitors to Monticello. Madison lived twenty-eight miles away -- a quick trip today, but a day's journey in the 1800s. Mrs. Madison's ties to the family were also strong. Because Thomas Jefferson's wife died in 1782, Mrs. Madison served as the widower's hostess during his first term as president in Washington, D.C. This ornament is made by hand using centuries-old method of zardozi embroidery. 6"h.